On Oct. 6, 2007, the day of Annual Peace Conference co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Omaha School of Social Work and Nebraskans for Peace in Omaha, Nebraska, U. S. A., Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the “Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space,” and Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Emeritus Auxiliary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit had the joint speeches on “StratCom's Role in the Militarization of Space: An Update and Christian Response.” At the First United Methodist Church, Omaha, Nebraska. Both speeches contained more details following the speeches on the same theme on Oct. 5, 2007.
As the Nebraskan for Peace noted, “U.S. Strategic Command's mission of militarizing and dominating the heavens” was the focus of the conference. It says, 'As the theme of the 2008 Global Network conference bluntly asserts, StratCom today is “the most dangerous place on the face of the earth.”
The event was 'As part of the “Keep Space for Peace Week” commemoration hosted by the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space'. 'The October 6 gathering was officially endorsed by United for Peace and Justice and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, as well as the Iowa Peace Network and the Omaha and Des Moines Catholic Worker Communities'. (citation, reference from
Following Bruce Gagnon's (38min.) and Bishop Thomas Gumbleton's speech (35min.), the Question and answer with the audience went about 20min. This piece records Bruce Gagnon's speech on the day.
The Nov., 2007 Nebraska Report excellently summarizes the both speeches on the day (by John Krejci) and dives deeply on the StratCom (by Tim Rinne). One can download it here.